Are You Dedicated Enough To Be A World Class Route Setter?  Better Check This Out

Are You Dedicated Enough To Be A World Class Route Setter? Better Check This Out

There are route setters, then there are ROUTE SETTERS. Sarah Laine is the all caps version. Laine gave up her pre-med studies at Washington University to pursue her desire to be a route setter.  Her love of climbing and her willingness to start as a volunteer in order to get her career off the ground […]

It’s Not Route Setting Tape, But It Is A Tape That Every Route Setter Needs

It’s Not Route Setting Tape, But It Is A Tape That Every Route Setter Needs

Lots of route setters use rolls of colored cloth tape to map out routes on a climbing wall.  Different colors for different routes and the ability to quickly change a route. There is another tape that should be part of every route setters tool kit. That tape is barricade tape, commonly known as caution tape, […]

New York Times Article Features Brooklyn Boulders

New York Times Article Features Brooklyn Boulders

Yesterday’s New York Times featured a great article about the Brooklyn Boulders climbing center in Long Island City, NY. The number of climbing centers nationwide continues to grow, and Brooklyn Boulders Queens location averages 1000 visitors a day to its 18,000 square foot facility. In addition to the NYC location, Brooklyn Boulders also has climbing centers in […]

“What’s In Your Toolbox” (Or Canvas Bag)?

“What’s In Your Toolbox” (Or Canvas Bag)?

We have no idea what “ticktapetighten” means, but that web site has a great posting on what belongs in the well-equipped route setters tool kit. Click here to see what they recommend. You probably ought to add route setting tape to the list.  

Earth Treks To Open New Climbing Gym

Earth Treks To Open New Climbing Gym

East Coast climbing gym company, Earth Treks, has announced a major expansion of their presence in Columbia, MD. 2017 will see the opening of a new 38,000 square foot facility, located in the same building where they are currently located. The new facility will replace the currrent gym and will have the added feature of […]

Need A Fresh Look For Your Climbing Center?  Invite a Guest Route Setter

Need A Fresh Look For Your Climbing Center? Invite a Guest Route Setter

Even the best route setters eventually run out of good, new challenging ideas for routes on a wall that they have worked on dozens, or even hundreds of times. When your center hits this sort of a wall (sorry), you might want to consider bringing in a star guest route setter. The Route Setting Association […]

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